Roger Federer. Had an open training session at Perth Arena and spent about 40 or so minutes afterwards signing autographs and taking photos with the crowd. Signed jnr diggers'
tennis racquets. What a guy.
First sportsman ever to spend 40 minutes signing autographs?
It may well be because he realises he doesn't have that many more days in the sun.
He does seem a really good guy though. Unlike those two a**holes representing us.
May have been longer than 40 minutes. This is the first time since 2002 he has played in Perth and like you say may be the last time he appears here and the story goes as all his sessions at the Hopman Cup are sold out he suggested to the tournament director (P Kilderry) that they open his training session up to the public so those who missed out got the chance to see something at least. The generous people at the HC agreed and 5000 or so people turned up. Pretty much every kid there had something signed or had a photograph taken. It didn't cost him anything other than time but it was a nice gesture and my two at least won't forget meeting R Federer for a while.